Juvie quilts for the wingra clinic, sewing and painting in Madison, Wisconsin

here are 2 of the 3  quilts I am doing for the kids secion of the new Wingra clinic: this sun face is in the standard repertoire, Terri the clinic manager picked the  black border print and the loden green outer edge exactly matches the color swatch of the upholstery! It is always odd for […]

Our Lady of Guadalupe

With Babydog!  A scene from my holiday show! Although I painted it while in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico!  I can’t believe I quilted this whole quilt on my little Bernina home sewing machine!  That’s a lot of scrunching!

Bubblepop mushroom ninja!

  My friend Lisa asked me to make something for her co-worker who is about to have a baby.  The older son has named the baby “BUBBLEPOP MUSHROOM NINJA” and she wanted this name on the blankie.  With an aquatic theme for the child’s room what could be more appropriate than my signature little cat […]

A suckling pig made of sugar

  I am back to Alfeniques folks!  the sugar animals that adorn the  day of the dead altars or “Ofrendas”.  Anette Hansen bought this suckling pig (she beat me to it! drats!) and took this photo.  I am trying to get my buddy Chole to make these. I think they would sell like hotcakes!   […]


Last night Shara and I went to Niko and Chole’s house to help chole make sugar animals that are sold for the altars for day of the dead november 2. Chole is an amazing worker bee.  she runs the fruit and vegetable stand by day and comes home and cooks for her family (her sister […]


I have a fascination with chickens, I admit it.  It began with hanging out with terry powell, T-Man as he is known.  He was painting chickens like crazy and I jumped on the chicken wagon.  I made this quilt for a “challenge” which was to use the unbelievably ugly fabric in the background. Talk about […]